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posted Friday, November 8 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 45


IT'S ED! Murray wins Seattle mayor's race by 12 points toward common goals
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Ed Murray will take office as the new mayor of Seattle on January 1.

The two-term state senator jumped to a 12-point lead over incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn on election night, and that margin held up over the next two days as additional ballots were counted, frustrating the incumbent's hopes that late voters would swing th
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U.S. Senate passes ENDA by historic 64 to 34 vote - Landmark nondiscrimination bill faces opposition in House
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a vote that can only be described as historic, the U.S. Senate passed ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, on November 7. Sixty-four senators voted yes, with only 32 voting no.

Earlier in the day, the Senate voted 64-34 to end debate, breaking a Republican filibust
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Illinois passes full marriage equality - Governor to sign bill later this month; weddings will begin June 1, 2014
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Marriage equality is finally a done deal in Illinois, the nation's fifth most populous state.

The Illinois legislature gave its final approval on November 5 to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature. Quinn, who strongly supports
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'So, what are you guys?' Addressing the marriage-equality elephant in the room
by Mark Segal - Philadelphia Gay News

At the dinner party for the wedding of friends who became the first same-sex couple in their New Jersey county to legally wed last week, the discussion turned to how they would refer to one another now that they're married. Would it be 'partner,' 'spouse,' or 'husband'?

At t
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Entre Hermanos gala un gran éxito
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Entre Hermanos held their annual gala event, which this year coincided with the traditional holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), November 2 at the Northwest African American Museum.

Roxana Pardo Garcia served as mistress of ceremonies and Marcos Martinez, Entre
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Murray announces transition team leaders
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Losing no time after incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn conceded the election, Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray announced the co-chairs of his transition team on November 7.

To head the transition, Murray chose his longtime ally, former City Council member Martha Choe, and King County
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Senator Murray's statement on ENDA
An original co-sponsor of ENDA when it was first introduced in 1994, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington has fought for its passage ever since. Here is a slightly abbreviated transcript of her remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday, November 6. 'Madam President, there's no shortage of reasons why I'm proud to represent my home stat more
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Baldwin urges Boehner to allow ENDA vote
by Shaun Knittel- SGN Associate Editor

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the first openly Gay person to be elected to the U.S. Senate, has offered a direct message to the man in charge of the House of Representatives - where she served from 1999 to 2013 - regarding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Speaking
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Obama hails ENDA passage
Here is the text of President Barack Obama's statement on the November 7 passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by the U.S. Senate.

'For more than two centuries, the story of our nation has been the story of more citizens realizing the rights and freedoms that are our birthright as Americans. Today, a b
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Canadian judge throws out HIV immigration suit - Authorities held not liable for letting Thai sex worker into country
by Mike Andrew SGN Staff Writer A Canadian judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought by a man against the Canadian federal government and the province of Ontario for allowing his ex-wife to enter the country and subsequently marry him when she was HIV-positive.

Percy Whiteman met his former wife, Suwalee 'Ricky' Iamkhong, at
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Gays can claim asylum, European Court of Justice says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a November 7 ruling, the European Court of Justice ruled that LGBT refugees have grounds to seek asylum in European Union member states.

The decision was a response to a request for clarification from the Dutch government in the case of three Gay men fleeing Sierra Leone, U
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Gay news anchor reporting from Russia - Thomas Roberts goes where other journos fear to tread
by Shaun Knittel SGN Associate Editor MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts, who is openly Gay, arrived in Russia this week on a daring campaign to report on the country whose anti-Gay laws and attacks on LGBT citizens have made it an international pariah.

The anchorman, who married his longtime partner Patrick Abner last year,
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Patty Murray challenges Boehner to pass ENDA
By Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At a November 8 press conference on Seattle's Capitol Hill, US Senator Patty Murray challenged Republican House leaders to bring ENDA to a vote.

Murray, a cosponsor of the legislation since 1994, was one of 64 Senators who passed the bill November 7. Republican House Spea
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NORTHWEST ART ALLIANCE - 'BEST OF THE NORTHWEST' FALL 2013 PART 2 25TH ANNUAL ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW
On Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, November 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the 'Best of the Northwest' Fall 2013 (Part 2) 25th Annual Art & Fine Craft Show returns to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE) with 100 new artists.
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Let's tell Russia: FCKH8! T-shirt firm plans massive defiance of country's 'Gay propaganda' ban
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The LGBT-equality T-shirt company FCKH8.com plans to send 10,000 pro-Gay children's coloring books to Russian children, according to a press release. Copies of the Russian-language book Misha & His Moms Go to the Olympics will be mailed directly to homes with children in Sochi (the sit
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How to help Gay kids be themselves
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Rick Clemons, a 50-year-old Gay man who says he was 'once a confused, mixed up, hormones-raging male teen, shamefully hiding my truth,' has come up with a list of seven rules for helping Gay kids be themselves.

'Not only was I dealing with unfortunate physical manifesta
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Miracle monkeys - Simian HIV study could 'revolutionize' quest for cure, scientists say
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The findings of a new study published in the journal Nature could 'revolutionize' the quest for an HIV cure, according to scientists working in the field.

The study, which used rhesus macaque monkeys, would need to be replicated using human patients, but researchers said they
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Kiki with D: Who's your daddy?
by D Smith - SGN Contributing Writer

Dear D,

I am a woman in my mid-30s and have never been married. However, I would like to have this experience in my life. I have a beautiful daughter who I have raised by myself and I sometimes feel I have failed her by not giving her the childhood I had with both parents.
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